Portland Campus - Bedford Street construction notice
Due to City of Portland construction, please note that all summer, Bedford Street on the Portland Campus will be restricted to one lane, one-way traffic going from Brighton Avenue down to Forest Avenue. Parking lots/garage will still be accessible. Read more details here.
A classic New England campus
USM's rural Gorham campus is home to our residence halls. You'll find the perfect fit with residential communities including the Community of Arts, Outdoor Adventure floor, Rainbow floor, and more.
You'll get into the Husky spirit, whether as a player or as a fan of the Southern Maine Huskies! You'll find Hannaford Field, Hill Gymnasium, the USM Ice Arena, and the USM Fieldhouse on the Gorham campus.
The history of USM began when the Gorham Normal School was established for aspiring teachers in 1878 and Corthell Hall officially opened its doors to students in January 1879. It is now home to the USM School of Music.
The USM Department of Theatre is a vibrant community of artists and scholars who value collaboration, imagination, and excellence. We mentor our students through their undergraduate years and prepare them for a competitive job market.
The Art Gallery in Gorham presents a diverse range of free exhibitions and community art projects during the academic year. Professional artist exhibitions, including the Artists-in-Residence and Visiting Artist programs, are an integral part of the gallery programming. Curated exhibitions as well as USM faculty, alumni, and student exhibitions are also included throughout the year.
Residential life is an important aspect of a high school students' entry into college. Studies have shown that living on campus increases a student's ability to make connections and feel part of a community, which can lead to better academic performance.